Abstract

Services for Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) have evolved with the development of independently led outreach Rheumatology Practitioner (RP) clinics in Primary Care (PC). Their clinical and cost effectiveness, compared with Secondary Care (SC) services, has not been assessed. The RECIPROCATE study aims to evaluate their clinical and cost effectiveness. This part of the study aimed to explore health professionals' opinions of rheumatology outreach service.
Original languageEnglish
Article number119
JournalBMC Health Services Research
Volume12
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 20 May 2012

Keywords

  • Attitude of Health Personnel
  • Community-Institutional Relations
  • Cost-Benefit Analysis
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Interviews as Topic
  • Male
  • Personal Health Services
  • Primary Health Care
  • Program Evaluation
  • Qualitative Research
  • Rheumatology
  • Social Support

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